Institute of Criminal Justice Studies


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Dr Paul Norman

  • Qualifications: B.A. (Hons) (Sussex), M.A. (Reading), D.Phil. (Sussex), Pg. Cert. (Open University), Senior Fellow of HE Academy
  • Role Title: Principal Lecturer and Head of Department
  • Address: St. George's Building, 141 High Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2HY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 3459
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  • Department: Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Head of Department (formerly Strategic Lead on International Development, and Curriculum), Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth. Paul is a Principal Lecturer with a disciplinary background in political science, specialising in: counter-terrorism policy/strategy, international criminal justice and transnational offending.

Paul has expertise in the development of virtual learning environments, and eLearning objects and institutional strategies for implementation.

Teaching Responsibilities

Paul teaches across a range courses within the Institute, mainly the fields of crimes of the powerful, and contemporary terrorism/counter-terrorism. As Unit Co-ordinator he currently leads: Crimes of the Powerful (second year). Throughout these activities Paul embraces relevant learning technologies - particularly those that bring students together, or promotes students' personal research interests.


The deployment of educational technologies in online distance-learning and campus-based Higher Education. Specific areas of interest include: the development and deployment of enhanced reusable learning objects and the Open Educational Resources movement, and the potential contribution and responsibilities of western Higher Education systems and practitioners to collaboration and capacity building in developing countries.


Research profile

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